Bámidélé Upfront

The Stupidest Things That Ruined The Jonathan Presidency, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The Jonathan presidency has a history of indelicacies and its politics, a genre of farce. Much of his time in the saddle will be remembered for its usual execrable standards in the form of bad policy and decision-making, outright gaffes and stultifying indifference to pressing national issues. His media chat…
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Guest Columns

The Madam Patience Factor and Reasons President Jonathan Lost Re-election, By ‘Tope Oriola

Why did President Goodluck Jonathan lose the 2015 election? Several interesting “theories” abound. The loss was a wonder waiting to happen. One reason why once-upon-a-time coup plotters would make elaborate preparations to capture major media organisations as cornerstone of their strategies was to control the flow of information. The democratisation…
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Guest Columns

The “Worthless” Life of an “Aboki”, By Marcel Ojinnaka

In January, Nigeria enacted a law that criminalizes gay and lesbian acts with up to 14 years imprisonment if convicted. In a country that ranks second on the list of Most Religious Countries, it was only a matter of time before politicians exploited our religious proclivity. Some Nigerian activists exploded…
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Columns

Chibok Girls, Pains of the Nation and the Missing Anger, By Jibrin Ibrahim

On 16th October, our Government announced that a ceasefire arrangement had been made with the Boko Haram insurgents and the major outcome of the agreement was the imminent release of the Chibok Girls from bondage. This message was received with cautious optimism, cautious because there had been many other announcements…
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Guest Columns

Nigeria: This Crisis Must Not Be Wasted, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

I’m grateful for the opportunity to join the #BringBackourGirls Coalition at this encounter. I want to thank the Nigerian women across the country who have inspired and sustained this movement, especially the mothers, families, and communities of the abducted school girls. The call to #BringBackOurGirls has gained voice as a…
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